Expert Advice

Expert Advice
  • Jul 12, 2022

How to Stand Up Paddle Board

Embarking on your stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) journey doesn't necessarily require formal lessons to get started. The key to a successful SUP adventure lies in selecting the right board that matches your aspirations and the type of water activities you're most drawn to, such as SUP fishing, wave riding, SUP yoga, touring, or simply enjoying the great outdoors while engaging in a full-body workout.

  • May 24, 2022

Cold weather paddle boarding tips

Embrace the chill of the season and transform your paddleboarding experience with these essential tips for winter SUP adventures. Whether you're a seasoned paddler or curious about the unique thrill of gliding through icy waters, this guide is your key to a safe and exhilarating cold-weather journey.

  • May 18, 2022

SUP Yoga poses for complete beginners

Stand-up paddleboard (SUP) yoga presents an exhilarating blend of balance, strength, and serenity, all while floating on water. If you're curious about SUP yoga but unsure where to start, you're in the right place. Below, we outline beginner-friendly poses to kickstart your journey into the world of waterborne asanas. Embrace the challenge, enjoy the sunshine, and remember, NamaSTAY safe!

  • Mar 25, 2022

How to Paddle Board

Ever watched those effortlessly cool paddle boarders gliding across the water and thought, "I want in"? You're in luck. This guide is your first step into the vibrant world of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), a sport that has soared in popularity as a peaceful yet invigorating way to explore waterways and get fit. Let's dive into what you need to kickstart your paddleboarding journey.

  • Mar 8, 2022

Top 3 Tips To Buying Your First Paddle Board

Purchasing your first stand-up paddleboard (SUP) is a thrilling step towards adventures on the water, a fantastic form of exercise, and a unique way to connect with nature. As summer approaches, here are three essential tips to guide you in choosing the right paddle board to ensure countless enjoyable moments on the water. Don't forget, safety comes first, so including a good Personal Flotation Device (PFD) in your budget is a must, and wearing it while on the water is non-negotiable for your safety.

  • Feb 28, 2022

How To Prepare For A SUP Summer

With the Summer coming so close it's best to start these practices or get your hands on your very own paddle board while you can! Preparation is key to having a successful SUP Summer and building the habit of going while the weather is at its best!

  • Feb 23, 2022

How to: Paddle Board Transportation

The huge size of a stand up paddle board is great for providing stability to the paddler. It's not always the most convenient shape for moving it around, however, and many people find them awkward and difficult to transport. If you're looking for the best ways to get your paddle board from point A to point B, then this post is for you.

  • Feb 18, 2022

How Windy is Too Windy to SUP?

Wondering just how gusty conditions have to be before you reconsider your stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) plans? For newcomers to SUP, gauging manageable wind speeds can be a bit of a puzzle. Not to worry, though! We're here to demystify wind conditions for paddleboarding, ensuring you're prepped and ready for an enjoyable experience on the water.re!

  • Feb 15, 2022

Paddle Board Fins: Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask

Stand-up paddle board fins come in all shapes and sizes and most of you probably have put little thought into what each size and shape does. So for those of you out there who are my people and wanted to know everything about your board let's dive into the exciting world of paddle board fins. First things first we have to get the name right. They are fins, not skegs, rudders, "the thing that makes the board go straight". If you ever come across companies that sell complete paddle board packages that include the skeg, or rudder, that will be your first clue that these are not high-quality boards, and the people behind the brand are not paddlers. *cough* Amazon paddle boards *cough*.

  • Feb 12, 2022

A Guide to Choosing a Paddle Board for Beginners

Venturing into the world of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is an exciting step towards adventure on the water. Whether you've just returned from a blissful day of renting a SUP or you've decided it’s time to elevate your paddling game, selecting the right paddle board is crucial. This article aims to distill expert advice to help beginners navigate the process of choosing their first paddle board, setting the stage for future advancements in the sport.

  • Feb 7, 2022

How to Paddle a SUP

Paddle boarding is an invigorating sport that combines balance, strength, and serenity on the water. While the prospect of standing up and paddling on a SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) might seem daunting at first, a bit of guidance and practice can quickly turn apprehension into proficiency. Here’s your beginner's guide to finding your balance, mastering the paddle, and enjoying every moment on the water.

  • Feb 1, 2022

How to Inflate an Inflatable Paddle Board

How do you inflate an inflatable paddle board? Should I use a hand pump or electric pump? Why isn't my pressure gauge working? Air escapes from my paddle board? What pressure should I inflate to? All of these questions will be answered here! 

  • Jan 31, 2022

Can I Leave My Paddle Board Inflated?

Embarking on the journey of owning an inflatable paddle board (SUP) is not just an investment in your leisure time but also a commitment to maintaining its condition to ensure years of enjoyment. Whether you've recently splurged on a paddle board or are contemplating the purchase, understanding how to care for it is paramount. This guide answers pivotal questions about inflatable SUP upkeep, offering expert advice to maximize your board's lifespan.

  • Jan 29, 2022

Choosing the Best Paddle Board for You (and Why It's a Glide SUP)

Choosing the perfect Stand Up Paddle (SUP) board from Glide is more than just picking out a board; it's about selecting a partner for your mental and physical well-being adventures. In the era of seeking outdoor activities that ensure safety and promote health, SUP stands out as a leading choice. Here's why a Glide board is the ideal companion for your paddling journey, tailored to meet your experience, lifestyle, and adventure goals

  • Jan 24, 2022

How Many Calories Does SUP Burn?

In the ever-evolving quest for fitness, paddle boarding, also known as SUP (stand-up paddleboarding), shines as a beacon of innovation and enjoyment. Before the global shift in how we approach personal wellness, many sought refuge from gym fatigue on the tranquil waters with a paddleboard underfoot. The pandemic only accelerated this trend, turning a once niche pastime into a full-blown fitness revolution.

  • Jan 11, 2022

How is a Paddle Board Designed?

Today we are going to go over how the design process works at Glide to create our paddle boards. The process is very similar in the planning and design phase for both hard boards and inflatable paddle boards. Today we are going to look at the O2 Retro inflatable board.